MSC, the third largest cruise liner company in the world, has cruises taking passengers through North America, Northern Europe, South America, Caribbean, UAE and the Mediterranean. The MSC Lirica tours the mediterranean sea starting and ending at the port of Piraeus in Athens, Greece. The ship offers a multitude of excursion experiences at each stop.
The MSC Lirica cruise spans seven days and takes passengers through the Mediterranean stopping at ports in Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Turkey.
Piraeus (Athens, Greece) → Kusadasi (Ephesus, Turkey) → Haifa (Jerusalem, Israel) → Limassol (Cyprus) → Lindos, Rhodes → Santorinni, Greece → Piraeus (Athens, Greece).
The cruise ship has thirteen floors including its sundeck, and its length measures at 251.25 metres. The ship houses 2000 passengers and 700 staff members in masks, all vaccinated and tested before embarking. The ship also houses numerous activities for guests of all ages, such as shuffleboard, karaoke, minigolf, ziplining, ping pong, swimming, Broadway theatre, casino, shopping, cabaret, spa and hairdressers, a gym and more activities to keep guests busy and entertained the whole week.
With 15 restaurants/bars on deck there's a wide variety of eating possibilities available for guests. From coffee shops, to buffets, smoothie bars, pubs, bars, bistrots, sushi, and fine dining restaurants guests get a myriad of dining options. Each restaurant/bar has a surplus of seating leaving dining areas feeling spacious and comfortable. While the interior decor can be described as outdated, it is very clean and elegant. Seats throughout the ship are comfy and plush providing comfortable seating for all ages, children who are prone to accidents and elderly who seek comfort when seated for prolonged periods of time.
With four sets of elevators, cabins for mobility challenged guests, and an alternative ramp entrance for boarding, this ship proves to be friendly to all guests no matter their physical abilities. If elevators prove too busy the ship also has elegant golden bifurcated staircases accompanying the sets of elevators. In case you find yourself lost or confused about where you are or where you are going they have ship maps available near all elevators as well as touch screen servers.
The ship is not only great for travellers with special mobility needs but also for family vacations. The boat has a splash pad for kids within the eyeline of the pool, lounging, and jacuzzi areas. The ship has several areas specifically for children, such as the baby club, mini club, juniors club, and the young and teens club/karaoke, so that parents can take time to relax knowing their children are safe and entertained. And for guests trying to escape their children or just have some adult relaxation time there is an adult only access exclusive solarium deck with rattans and sunbeds available for rent all-day or after 3pm.